PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Card rooms.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To require licensure of persons who install surveillance in card rooms. To clarify that only larger gambling equipment may be purchased on credit, not cards/chips, etc. Repeal Washington Blackjack because no card rooms offer this game any longer. Clarify procedures for reducing jackpots. Clarify reporting requirements. Several housekeeping changes.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Rick Day, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3446; or Ed Fleisher, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3449; or Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3466.
Meeting Dates and Locations: Best Western Aladdin Motor Inn, 900 South Capitol Way, Olympia, WA 98501, (360) 352-7200, on March 13 and 14, 2003; at the Hampton Inn/Foxhall, 3985 Bennett Drive, Bellingham, WA 98225, (360) 676-7700, on April 10 and 11, 2003; and at the Red Lion Hotel, 1225 North Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801, (509) 663-0711, on May 8 and 9, 2003.
February 19, 2003